Española Police Capture A Top-10 DWI Fugitive

by Carol Clark / May 19, 2017 / comments
Pablo Salazar mug shot. Courtesy image

Española Police Capture A Top-10 DWI Fugitive

Submitted by Carol Clark

SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that one of the state’s top 10 DWI fugitives, Pablo Salazar, was recently captured by the Española Police Department. 

He is back behind bars on a probation violation. Salazar has been on the run since September 2016. This was the third time he fled supervision.

“I am very grateful to law enforcement for getting this dangerous offender off our streets,” NMDOT Secretary Tom Church said. “Everyone needs to make the responsible choice not to drink and drive. New Mexicans deserve to get home to their families safe at the end of the day.”

The “Top 10 List” of DWI absconders in the state is part of an initiative enacted by Gov. Susana Martinez to crackdown on repeat offender absconders. The top 10 DWI absconders are listed on the ENDWI website, along with Pablo Salazars who have been captured. This is just one of the many initiatives spearheaded by Martinez to combat drunk driving.


Courtesy NMDOT